Braendende Kaerlighed

Burning Love

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The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

The Potato Year

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

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Here is a Dutch recipe most suitable for St Valentine’s Day. Hearty food for the hot-blooded.


  • 2 lb (900 g) potatoes, peeled
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 6 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • A little oil for frying
  • 3 oz (75 g) butter
  • ¼ pint (150 ml) warmed milk
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb (450 g) streaky bacon


Boil the potatoes until tender. Meanwhile, cook the onions and tomatoes in a little oil until they are almost a purée.

Purée the potatoes, add the butter, milk and seasoning, and pile onto a serving dish in a pyramid. Surround with the tomato mixture and top with grilled bacon.

‘Potatoes are cheaper … now is the time to fall in love.’

Song by Eddie Cantor.

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